Often teens and college aged students deal with a variety of issues they find difficult to talk to their parents or loved ones about. Having a trusting person to process life’s concerns can help guide them to make choices that are more emotionally healthy for themselves and their future.
I work teens and college aged girls on a variety of issues such as: anxiety, depression, coping with life transitions, school stressors, social pressures, increased independence/responsibilities, and relationships. I also find this to be a time where girls can experience negative feelings about how they view their body, which can be greatly impacted by social media or friendships. Sometimes this can turn into something more serious, like an eating disorder, self-harm behaviors, or even thoughts of suicide.
I provide individual counseling to these young women, giving them the space to work through these issues, while also trying to help them avoid more negative ways of coping with these stressors. I provide family counseling in conjunction with these services. This could look counseling with one or both parents or counseling with friends and significant support systems. I ensure that we include feedback from the people that are important to the client, making choices to help the family as a whole. Let me help bridge the gap in communication between you and your teen and work through those tough talks on difficult subjects so that real healing can happen.
In the end, all we want is our kids to happy and healthy. Let me help you and your family find the peace that comes with healthy communication and problem solving. Don’t let guilt of where you and your family may be now to keep you from getting the help you need. We all need help from time to time, there should be no shame in that. Women’s Wellness of the Carolinas welcomes you and you can rest assured knowing that your loved one is in good hands.
I offer appointments at a variety of times including nights and Saturdays to accommodate busy schedules. I am located in historical downtown Huntersville, with easy access to 77, 85, and 485. Contact me for a consultation and let’s begin the work together.